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Recommended 5 Things to Do in Central Kalimantan

by Ivonne Puspakencana
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Central Kalimantan is the biggest province in Kalimantan Island. There are many amazing tourist attractions located in Central Kalimantan, such as mentioned in tourist attractions in East Kotawaringin.

All those tourist attractions are amazing and recommended to be visited. In this province you have the opportunity to enjoy nature tour in the exciting place.

It also has some amazing tourist attractions to explore. Let’s take notes on these things to do in Central Kalimantan!

  • Sunbathing in Ujung Pandaran Beach
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Ujung Pandaran Beach with blue sky as its background

Ujung Pandaran Beach is one of the beaches should be put on your list when you visit Central Kalimantan. It is located in East Kotawaringin, Central Kalimantan Province.

Located around 80 km away southern of downtown Sampit, it is considered as one of the popular beaches in Sampit City. Its location, which is quite far from the city crowd, makes it perfect for you who are looking for a spot for good relaxation.

This beach has soft and white sands. There are some big woods around which are carried by waves ashore. The local people here are fishermen so that it is common to see them fishing using boats. As you arrive here, you will smell the salty fish aroma because they make salty fishes.

There’s also a ritual called Simah Laut which is started on Syawal 10th according to the Islamic calendar. This ritual is done to cast away disaster. The ritual starts by cleaning the beach then float the offerings. The locals also believe that this ritual will bring prosperity.

This beach can be reached by private vehicle. From Sampit, it will take around 3 hours. You will enjoy the view of coconut trees and underbrush along the way there.

  • Visiting Orangutan in Sebangau National Park
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Orangutan in Sebangau National Park

Sebangau National Park is a tropical paradise and the last of Borneo’s peat swamp forests. This national park covers the area of 568,700 hectares and is home to over 6,000 orangutans, forming one of the world’s largest populations in the wild.

Sebangau National Park also offers beautiful scenery of pristine hills. From the top of the hill called Bukit Batu or Rock Hill, you can overlook the Sebangau National Park along with all its fascinating scenery. In this national park, there are also crystal clear, refreshing, and fresh water lakes.

Being habitat to various species of fish and other flora and fauna, these lakes are the best place to watch the nature at its finest. Those lakes are called Bulat Lake, Punggualas Lake, Jalan Pangen Lake and Panjang Lake.

Things to do in Tanjung Puting National Park will give you the same vibe as visiting Sebangau National Park. If you have extra time, then you can consider visiting Tanjung Puting National Park too.

  • Enjoying the best view of Tahai Lake
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Tahai Lake

Tahai Lake is a picturesque lake located in Tahai Village or Bukit Batu district. It is around 30 kilometers to Palangkaraya. You will need to go across a long wooden bridge connecting the main road to the forest area.

Beneath the bridge, you will be able to enjoy the view of the unique reddish lake water along with the forest, bright blue sky, and the floating wooden house called Lanting. The red color of the water comes from the combination of the peatland’s tree roots and groundwater.

While you’re nearby Tahai Lake, try to put these things to do in Palangkaraya Indonesia too in your itinerary.

  • Playing sand at Kubu Beach
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The mesmerizing Kubu Beach

As its name suggests, Kubu Beach is located in Kubu District, West Kotawaringin, Central Kalimantan Province. Similar to Ujung Pandaran Beach, Kubu Beach is also home of fishermen. Most of the locals work as fishermen.

The beach has white-brownish sand and becomes one of the favorite destinations in Pangkalan Bun. If you wish to go into seclusion from city crowd and noise, then Kubu Beach is perfect for you. The water on this beach is brownish due to the peat forest near the beach.

When you’re here, make sure to try some exciting activities, such as riding on a banana boat. To do that, you need to enter an entrance gate which has a crocodile statue in front of it. Challenge your adrenaline by riding on a banana boat!

Then, you can also feel the sea wind breeze on the pier area. Enjoy the beautiful panorama of the sea too. You can also experience some facilities provided by the beach, such as restaurants with seafood menu, souvenir stands and hotels.

Kubu Beach is listed as one of the worth-visiting tourist spots in West Kotawaringin.

  • Fill your stomach at Kampung Lauk Restaurant
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Kampung Lauk Restaurant with freshwater fish as its main ingredient

Visiting a place isn’t complete without tasting the local dishes. One of the restaurants you can visit is Kampung Lauk Restaurant. This restaurant is a rustic eater located by the river.

There is a cluster of thatched-roof buildings called pondok that are connected by wooden walkways. It looks like a tiny village on stilts, which is built over Kahayang River.

The restaurant specializes in traditional local seafood dishes. Its main ingredients are the freshwater river fish.

Kalimantan or Borneo is full of amazing tourist spots. One of which is its waterfall. Get the complete list of the best waterfalls in Kalimantan you can visit, especially during summer.

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